MMC Benefits Handbook
Voting/Ownership Rights
What rights do I have as an owner of shares of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. common stock?
You have the same rights as any other shareholder of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. You will:
  • receive all notices of meetings;
  • have a vote at shareholder meetings;
  • assign your vote by proxy if you cannot vote in person; and
  • receive all other material distributed by Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. to its shareholders.
Can I vote my shares that I have purchased through the Plan?
Yes. As a shareholder in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., you have voting rights. You will be sent voting information, accompanied by a proxy statement, when shareholders are entitled to vote. For example, shareholders can vote on the election of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.'s board members.
You vote your shares by following the instructions included with the proxy statement. Your vote is kept confidential and not revealed to any employee, officer, or director of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
Can I transfer the ownership of my shares to someone else?
Your shares are automatically registered to you when they are purchased.
You may move the shares to a brokerage account, where you generally can transfer the ownership of your shares to someone else.
However, your ability to resell shares of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. common stock may be restricted. If you are an "affiliate" of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., you will, in order to resell such shares, be required either to observe resale limitations of Rule 144 of the Securities Act or offer your shares for resale in compliance with another applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
An "affiliate" is defined for purposes of the Securities Act, as a person who directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. A "person" is defined to include any relative or spouse of the person and any relative of the person's spouse who has the same home as the person, any trust, corporation or other organization in which the person or any of the foregoing persons has collectively more than a 10% beneficial interest, and any trust for which the person or any of the foregoing persons serves as trustee, executor or in any similar capacity.